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A family child care network is a group of family child care homes connected together either through a resource and referral agency or a family child care support group. These providers may meet with or without the children on a regular basis for education, emotional support and networking.

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Head Start and State Preschool program sometimes include a Family Child Care Network component. The child care providers must meet the requirements of the funding agency to belong to the network. Children placed in the home are supported and monitored through the funding agency. The funding agency receives their money through Federal and State grants and must meet all Title 5 funding requirements. They then pay the family child care providers for their service.

A family child care network is a group of family child care homes connected together either through a resource and referral agency or a family child care support group. These providers may meet with or without the children on a regular basis for education, emotional support and networking.

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Family Child Care Homes can be sponsored through employers in a number of ways:

Employers may:

  • Set up a Family Child Care Network where each family child care provider is an employee of the company.
  • Provide child care expense accounts, reimbursing or paying for the employee's child care expenses.
  • Include cafeteria type child care expense deductions be withheld from the employees pay check before taxes are determined. This money is reimbursed through receipts.

The majority of family child care providers are private for profit. They are individually owned. All expenses are paid by the provider and fees are paid by the parents or a funding agency where the parent is registered.

The LAUP program is funded through First Five that pays to provider for a half day high quality preschool program focusing on 4-5 years old children. There is a parents investment fee, which can be free or low cost depending on parents' income that can be as much as $50 month. So, if the parent cannot afford $50 a month, they will apply for a fee waiver. If the fee waiver is approved, the LAUP program will include the $50 with the monthly payment for that child.

The amount of money paid is based on the FCCERS rating of the family child care home. The rating is from 3 stars to 5 stars. The educational level is also a factor under professional development category.


For more information about LAUP, please visit http://www.laup.net

A family child care network is a group of family child care homes connected together either through a resource and referral agency or a family child care support group. These providers may meet with or without the children on a regular basis for education, emotional support and networking.

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Because every family child care program is unique. Some Providers choose to develop their program around their religious beliefs such as Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim.

Occasionally religious groups may form a Family Child Care Network through an operational grant. However, it is more likely that family child care providers will form a Family Child Care Network for fellowship and support within their religious community.

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Ruth Banks - Family Child Care Provider

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